China Club Berlin
China Club Berlin, Adlon-Palais, Behrenstrasse 72, 10117 Berlin, Germany
There is probably just one place in Germany fulfilling the following criteria: to enjoy a Bordeaux Chateau Petrus, vintage 1982, while marvelling at an art collection from the Far East. Magnificent Art Déco from 1930s Shanghai in combination with the most beautiful roof terrace of Berlin. Hollywood stars conversing privately while looking at the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate. Private dining with food to die for, prepared by a master chef with a “licence to kill”.
Although your life will not be endangered, you are certainly in for a thrill, and for exclusivity. Those having managed to become a member of the China Club Berlin will be welcomed by a unique atmosphere at one of the best business clubs in Germany. It helps to have good friends to get you in, just as well as good references and connections: apart from the membership fee of 10.000 Euros, a recommendation by a club member is essential. Once you have passed the entrance ceremony, an array of possibilities is at your hands, at one of the most extraordinary places above the rooftops of Berlin: cosmopolitan exchange of thoughts and private conversations, business lunches in an inspiring setting and a good glass of Bordeaux – with what must be the largest Chinese collection of art outside of the “Middle Kingdom” to gaze at. For further diversity, Japanese wasabi mayonnaise is served, as well as spare ribs in coffee sauce.
The China Club is located on the fifth and sixths floors of the Adlon Palais, in the heart of the German capital. A meeting place for the social, financial and cultural elite, it is more than just a traditional business club. With its library and bar, the restaurant and the private club rooms it is more a social club – elegant, glamorous and truly inviting. Allow your gaze to wander and to rest on the precious antiques and artefacts from various Chinese provinces. Ever so often you will come across cheeky modern pieces, such as the portrait of Mao with painted red lips. If he knew about the “Concubines Salon”!
The bar, with its satin-lined walls, mahogany interior and Red Guards captured in oil, is a contemporary interpretation of the famous “Peace Bar” in Shanghai. The wood-panelled library is home to over a thousand books. And with its undisturbed view of the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz, the club terrace is the place to be. The word has been spread, and guests are flocking in from all over the world. From the “Middle Kingdom” as well? This information will be treated as strictly confidential – this goes without saying for such a place.